Welcome to The Landing, EDM Identity’s weekly post highlighting fresh tracks you may have missed!
Since the introduction of streaming sites like SoundCloud, YouTube, and Spotify, as well as release mediums like Bandcamp available for artists to release on, new music is hitting us faster than ever. The abundance of releases can almost be overwhelming, as the tools for production and releasing music are easily accessible for anyone around the world. We know that it is a difficult task to keep up with every release from every artist, so we’re here to assist you with some gems that “land” in our inboxes. In every edition of The Landing, we intend to highlight some tracks that you may have missed, or perhaps shine a light on new music for you to fall in love with.
This week’s edition of The Landing features fresh tracks from Grabbitz, Delta Heavy, Slumberjack, On Planets, CUZZINS, Nonsens, and Barely Alive!
The Landing || April 23-29, 2017
Grab hold and Don’t Let Go
Grabbitz – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud | Website
In a world of cookie-cutter trends in electronic music, some artists love to tweak the formula. Combining styles that sound both radio friendly, energetic, and unique, Grabbitz recently dropped off “Don’t Let Go.” There’s distinctly a Drum & Bass flavor to the track, combined with a guitar riff that sounds like something I’d hear from Porter Robinson. The track is a solid testament to the growth of the artist. Oh – and then there are the vocals – which instantly pulled me back to the days of “Days Go By” from Dirty Vegas. It is simple this ability to blend sounds that make it such a pleasant listen. Then there is the artistry behind the music video – and the push to release in support of Grabbitz debut album – Things Change. You can pre-order the album here, and it releases 19 May 2017.
SLUMBERJACK and K.Flay cover M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” on Triple J!
Slumberjack – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud || K.Flay – Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
One of the most iconic songs that has dropped since the turn of the century, M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” just received a fresh edition by trap duo Slumberjack, with K.Flay belting out the vocals. Performed live on Triple J down in Australia for their Like A Version series, the take on the track features some altered lyrics and the notable removal of the gunshot sounds from the original. Watch the video below to listen to the cover and find out why they were removed!
CUZZINS releases The Legacy EP on Panda Funk!
CUZZINS – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
LA-based duo CUZZINS is one of Panda Funk’s latest artists to push the boundaries of the label. Showing off their versatility, The Legacy EP features tracks that are unique in their own way. All three bring different elements of electronic music to the table, with electro, progressive, and trap sounds throughout. If you don’t know this duo yet, you should definitely get in the know as they’ll clearly be moving up the rankings this year!
Delta Heavy shows their love for Hans Zimmer with a tribute to “S.T.A.Y.”
Delta Heavy – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
Everyone has been buzzing about Hans Zimmer lately, and his performance at Coachella was definitely one of the most memorable ones during both weekends. Delta Heavy loves Hans Zimmer so much that they even decided to bring his massive track “S.T.A.Y.” to the world of Drum & Bass. This tune is a super quality cover and does a great job at blending the orchestral elements with a DnB groove.
On Planets blasts off with his debut Personal Space EP!
On Planets – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
Described as “Two parts electronic, one part indie, and one part question mark”, we just simply can’t get enough of this artist on the rise, On Planets. Releasing a solid EP dubbed Personal Space that contains four quality tunes, it is no surprise he was named one of Live Nation’s artists to watch recently. Stream the EP below, and expect to see On Planets dotting lineups soon!
Nonsens and Barely Alive team up on track “Kaos”!
Nonsens – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud || Barely Alive – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
Released as part of their first ever TWONK Compliation, Nonsens and Barely Alive have teamed up for their first ever collaboration on a solid tune for your listening pleasure. “Kaos” is just that, combining elements of jungle terror, moombah, and of course dubstep to blend into a torrent of sounds that blend into a chaotic good time. There are some big things ahead for both Nonsens and Barely Alive, and this is a good start to show off how talented these artists really are in the studio!